Table 6

Comparison of nutrient intake of 100 participants by USDA and Zimbabwe food composition table

Nutrients

USDA Mean (SD)

Zim FCT* Mean (SD)

Intraclass correlation


Energy (kcal)

1492 (661)

1401 (597)

0.99

Protein (g)

33 (15)

46 (25)

0.94

Fat (g)

20 (12)

26 (15)

0.97

Carbohydrate (g)

300 (131)

289 (133)

0.99

Calcium (mg)

443 (222)

360 (226)

0.98

Phosphorus (mg)

560 (250)

987 (367)

0.94

Potassium (mg)

2746 (1830)

3955 (2177)

0.98

Sodium (mg)

1160 (401)

1561 (644)

0.78

Vitamin A, (RE)**

4362 (2978)

1240 (789)

0.53

Vitamin C (mg)

567 (462)

506 (523)

0.99

Total folate (μ-g)

99 (66)

309 (183)

0.68


* FCT = Food composition table

** RE = Retinol equivalents

Merchant et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:37   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-37

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